Thursday, February 14, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday, Vol. 32: 7 Ways You Know Your Twins Are Crawling

Thanks to Jen for hosting! If you hadn't guessed from the title, Emily and Erin are crawling all over the house. Every day, they chart a little more territory. Intrepid explorers, they are. One day this week, it was our bedroom to visit Daddy's office. Another day, it was the kitchen - all the way back to the trash can (which I'd moved as far away from their play area as I could!). I love this phase (hey, I love it all), but some days I'm left gasping for breath at bedtime - and they don't even crawl super fast yet! With this in mind, I thought I'd share some ways "you know when your twins are crawling...", a lá David Letterman:

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You swear you'll never let them wear anything white (or light pink, or any pastel) ever again.
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You know (and hide if possible) every enticing object within a 10 ft radius of your children's play area.
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No need for a floor-mopping schedule - 5 minutes of playtime lets you know if the floor needs cleaning or not.
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Sudden silence sends you into an instant panic. (I hear this one hangs around for a while...)
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You have to keep all your shoes in the closet because they are apparently the most enticing objects known to babykind.
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Every bottom shelf in your house has been emptied of anything grabbable.
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You shake your head at bedtime and say, "Well, honey, at least they aren't walking yet..."

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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  1. Visiting from Jen's - I've got twin girls, too (although mine are only 3 months)! I will say this, I think walking might be preferable to crawling, at least with my first two. Then the constant mopping & vacuuming becomes a little less necessary, since they're more excited about all the new things they can reach rather than all the specks of lint on the floor that they can eat!

  2. I love catching up on your beautiful twins!

  3. I love that stage! And all of them as well! Tie microfiber cloths to their knees and remove the floor cleaning worry. Make them start working for you :)

  4. Hi there! I have ventured over from the GFC blog hop. I'm enjoying this little peak into your world! XOXO Mandi Roach

  5. Aww! The little ones are growing up! They are too cute!

  6. Totally with you on this!

    Also... tape a Swiffer pad onto them and have them clean the floor for you.

  7. my good friend has 1 yr old twin girls and they crawl around together. do yours do that too? it's so cute!

  8. I am only 14, but if I do have twins one day in the future, Ill keep this in mind:)

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